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Laherte Frères

Laherte Frères 'Grande Crayeres' Blanc de Blancs 2018



Country: France

Region: Champagne

Type: Champagne

Grape: Chardonnay

Laherte Frères is run by Aurélien Laherte, who has been at the helm of his family estate since 2005. Laherte Frères was founded in 1889 in the village of Chavot in the Coteaux Sud D'Epernay, and over the generations the vineyard holdings have slowly grown to 10.5 hectares, always with an emphasis on allowing full terroir expression in the wines through careful farming. Aurélien farms 7 hectares biodynamically and certified organic, with the other vineyards farmed uncertified organic or, at minimum, sustainably. Under Aurélien's leadership, Laherte Freres has begun to produce a series of single vineyard and single vintage cuvées vinified in Burgundy barrels without malolactic fermentation and bottled without fining or filtration.

Organic farming and 30 months of lees aging. This chalky and richly textured Blanc de Blancs offers a powerful expression of fruit. Rich, dense, and complex, with notes of citrus rind, brioche, stone fruit, and chalk, and a bright, lemony acidity. Low dosage keeps this wine racy.